/West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

February 1, 2008

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District recently reported a late-season West Nile virus case. The Clark County resident is a woman older than age 50 who contracted the more serious form of the illness. The individual died from the illness.

In 2007, Nevada had a total of 12 human cases of West Nile virus, three of whom were residents of Clark County.

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.